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Forthcoming meetings - a quick chronology (2023-2024)


For further details of the events listed summarily below, for map society meetings, for individual talks,
and for past events, see John Docktor's Calendar

Deadlines in the history of cartography   |  Posting conference details (for organisers)

For information from previous years (from 2006) link to: < http://www.maphistory.info/confplanarchive**.html > (replacing the asterisks with the last two digits of the year in question)
For past events in the present year, right click and select 'View [page] source'


March 17 - Greenwich, Connecticut. Ephemera Society of America (ESA) annual conference: From Here to There: The Ephemera of Travel. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 September 2022.

May 5 - Los Angeles. One-day international conference: 'The Intermingling of Cartography and Literature in the Early Modern Period' The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies - Center for Early Global Studies at UCLA. Contacts: chet(dot)van(dot)duzer(at)gmail(dot)com> and Steve McCormick .

May 12 - Aberystwyth. Carto-Cymru - The Wales Map Symposium 2023 - 'Mapping the nation' – exploring the work of the Ordnance Survey, how approaches to mapping the landscape have changed over time and how historical OS maps can help us to understand our physical environment both past and present. Held by The National Library of Wales and The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales, in association with The Charles Close Society for the Study of Ordnance Survey Maps, at The National Library of Wales. To book tickets: Online and In person.

May 16-18 - Leith, Scotland. Excursion organised by IMCoS, the International Map Collectors' Society.

May 24-26 - Thessaloniki. 17th ICA Commission Conference: Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage. Deadline for Call for Papers: 5 March 2023.

May 25-26 - Lisbon. International workshop: 'On the Origin and Evolution of the Nautical Chart', organised by Project Medea-Chart, at the Instituto Hidrográfico. Deadline for Call for Papers: extended to 13 February 2023.

May 30-31 - Brussels [hybrid]. International conference: Conquering the World through Cartography: The Imperialist Turn in 19th and 20th Century Mapping, jointly hosted by the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the Belgian Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 March 2023 (for details see Here).

June 11-16 - Charlottesville. A Rare Book School course taught by Matthew Edney, Material Foundations of Map History, 1450–1900, at the University of Virginia. Deadline for applications: 20 February 2023.

June 19-23 - London. The London Rare Books School (LRBS), at the Institute of English Studies, University of London, led by Katie Parker.

July - Lyon, France. [Postponed to 2024]. The 30th International Conference on the History of Cartography, at the Université de Lyon 3 Jean Moulin.

July 3-6 - Leeds, England. Leeds International Medieval Congress: ‘Networks and Entanglements', with a panel: England and Scotland at peace and war'. Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 August 2022, and for Sessions: 30 September 2022.

July 10-14 - Berlin. [In person (but with some on-line options)]. VIIth symposium of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap), at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), on the theme 'Intersections in Map History'. The co-chairs are Jordana Dym, Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann & Diana Lange. The symposium will be preceded by a two-day workshop. Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 October 2022.

August 13-18 - Cape Town. The 19th General Assembly and the 31st International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association.

August 22-24. Helsinki. 40th International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS).

September 21-24 - Minneapolis. Annual conference of the Society for the History of Discoveries, at the James Ford Bell Library, University of Minnesota, 'Worlds of Exploration'. Deadline for Call for Papers: 17 April 2023.

September 28-30 - Berlin. '15th International Symposium on Globe Studies 2023', a co-operation between the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes and the Map Department of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.


July 1-5 - Lyon, France. [Postponed from 2023]. The 30th International Conference on the History of Cartography, ' Confluences - Interdisciplinarity and New Challenges in the History of Cartography, at the Université de Lyon 3 Jean Moulin.

September 4-7 - Basel. 21. Kartographiehistorische Colloquium.

October 16-19 - Valletta, Malta. 41st International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS): Imago Melitae 2024.


Posting conference details (for organisers)

Those who organise conferences, seminars or symposiums are advised to post details to:-

  • AllConferences.com
  • AttendConferences
  • Calenda (a French site for the social sciences run by Revues.org, but including events outside France as well)
  • Conference Alerts: Academic Conferences Worldwide
  • Gateway for Historical Geographical-Information-Systems (GIS) in history, for Historical Cartography and for Historical Geography (his-GIS.net)
  • Transnational, Cross-regional and Global Connections (a German site which, inter alia, posts conference 'Announcements'; it is related to H-Soz-u-Kult and Clio-Online)
  • H-Maps
  • H-Net announcement. See also the H-Net Discussion Logs Search (which can be searched for all or specific lists, and for a range of dates)
  • H-Net 'call for papers'
  • H-Soz-u-Kult. 'Termine' [deadlines] (a German calendar site)
  • Maps-L
  • PapersInvited ('World's largest listing of Calls for Papers')
  • ResearchBib.Com ('Research Events' - managed from Tokyo)
  • If you need to select a date and day of the week some years ahead, consult one of the online perpetual calendars, such as Calendar Date (just adjust the year).

    Other ways of publicising a conference:

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